The theory of"releasing stagnated fire"was first recorded by Huangdi’s Cannon of Medicine,which is a therapeutic method for fire stagnation syndrome through inducing the pathogens out in the light of their general trend. Herpes zoster at acute stage mostly causes by the attack of exogenous toxic pathogens, blending of hyperactive fire and damp heat in the liver and gallbladder, or internal damp due to spleen failing in transportation, which result into the stagnated heat accumulating in the skin, and the illness stage can be classified into fire stagnation syndrome in the theory of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM). Following the theory of"releasing stagnated fire"and according to the etiology and pathogenesis of herpes zoster at acute stage, we advocate to apply fire-needle therapy for the treatment of herpes zoster at acute stage to induce Qi and disperse stagnated heat,and give a detailed explanation of the application with an experienced case.
Journal of Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
releasing stagnated fire